Friday, February 01, 2013

RIP Cheung HIng?

SAY WHAT?!?!? Scott was just by Cheung Hing and said it's closing! He said the market is 90% empty of stuff.

This is exactly the part of modern food that I hate.  I saw a thing about this chef in Rolling Stone (my inexplicable free subscription is now almost a year in)  Just even watch the first 30 seconds of this to see what I mean.  He makes David Chang look like, uh, I don't know, fill in the blank with some cultured intellectual.  People pretending they're badass for eating three giant burritos.  Did you ever have that trend in elementary school (if you are late 30s) where the cool thing were the Jimmy Zs short sets that had the same print for the shirt and the shorts? He is dressed like that.  He looks like a giant baby.

I tried to not make my challenging foods article like that.  I hope that came through.  Yes, I ate cow dick, but
for one thing, I don't think it's very commonly eaten by Vietnamese people, and for the other, it really wasn't that gross.  Stuff that smells kinda pooey like some tripe is way more challenging.

13 comments:

Liv Moe said...

OMG nooooooooooooo! First Wakano Ura now this:(

Anonymous said...

I agree with him about Farolito, though.

NM

Anonymous said...

Which one is Cheung Hing?

Not the market on 12th and U!

-biz

Madeline Sabatoni said...

Chung said tomorrow's the last day the store will be open.

Anonymous said...

12th & U is safe Biz. Lam Kwong! Best bao in town.

-miller

Anonymous said...

Wakano Ura closed daz ago dummo along with shitty ricksha.

beckler said...

wow, a Japantown troll! didnot see that coming.

Madeline, has anyone at Cheung said why? I will miss the elderly lady and her counting out of change. What are the guys behind the counter going to do?!? Any hardcore meat cookers should look into buying their insane oven in which the pig hangs from a hook andyou can cook half a pig at the same time. It lookslike a medieval torture device.

I don't like mission-style burritos. Total gut bomb, too much rice.

Liv Moe said...

haha! Japantown troll just dissed two of my favorite former restaurants. i guess i got told.

Anonymous said...

That Cheung Hing chopping block should go to the Smithsonian.

-miller

beckler said...

the germs should be analyzed to find out how they get that flavor

Anonymous said...

What about Capitol Tea Garden? Are they closing that part too?

-Ella

beckler said...

MM said that it was because business was bad?!?!? I find that hard to believe. The last bao I had from there was kinda gnarly, but then again I was eating it in the dirt yard of The Trap and trying to beat a hangover.

I think Capital Tea is going to stay open.

Anonymous said...

It's because me & Woodhouse quit Pacccorp & stopped buying all the Cal-Bee snacks.

-miller